HoTH Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Arctic Circle Air Service Inc.
Oct. 14, 2009
ANCHORAGE, AK HoTH, Inc, an Alaskan corporation owned by John Hajdukovich,
Mike Hageland, and James Tweto, and the parent holding company of Frontier
Flying Service, Hageland Aviation Services, and Era Aviation, Inc.,
announced today an agreement to acquire 100% of the common stock of Arctic
Circle Air Service, Inc. Arctic Circle¹s cargo operation will join the
in-state air group doing business as Frontier Alaska effective December 1st
This acquisition strengthens Frontier Alaska¹s position in the
cargo business in the state of Alaska.² said company CEO Bob Hajdukovich.
Both charter services, as well as scheduled services, will benefit from
the added capacity and flexibility the acquisition will afford. Arctic
Circle Air¹s two Shorts 330 (Sherpa) all cargo aircraft will compliment the
existing Frontier Alaska operations and improve the ability to move greater
volume and oversized cargo within the State of Alaska.²
The Shorts 330 can accommodate payloads up to 5,000 pounds and 1,250 cubic
feet of cargo space. With a range of up to 700 miles and speeds up to 190
miles per hour, it can haul small vehicles such as small cars and mid-size
pickups, including a variety of tracked vehicles.
The addition of Arctic Circle Air to the Frontier Alaska family of carriers
will improve our customer¹s cargo experience statewide by providing
increased capacity to the rural communities we serve,² said Hajdukovich.
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Frontier Alaska carriers Era Aviation, Frontier Flying Service, and
Hageland Aviation Services serve over 100 communities statewide and are
mileage plan partners in select markets with Alaska Airlines. Era Aviation
operates Kenai, Homer, Valdez, Cordova, and Kodiak as a code share partner
with Alaska Airlines.